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    Bridging the Gap in 1:1 Classrooms

      As the use of technology in the classroom is growing faster than ever, it isn’t surprising that implementation can be tricky at times. Introducing new ideas – and technology – can be scary for both students and teachers who are now expected to take on new tools at what can feel like a feverish pace. That said, it is this taking on of new tools that have assisted in educational technology evolving into what it is today. Instead of sticking to traditional methods in the classroom and allowing students to learn about innovative technology outside of the classroom, these two worlds have come together in the classroom. The Gap Between Teaching and Leading…

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    Make Collaborative Work Easier and More Accessible with Kami and Snap&Read

    There are many people who struggle with reading. Some of them may have learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, while others may not be fluent in the language. This could be a big challenge if they are students who are required to read a lot of materials as part of their curriculum. If reading texts alone is already difficult for them, just imagine how daunting it is if they have to collaborate with other students for a group paper or project. The Right Online Tools An effective solution for this problem is to find a powerful reading tool that you can use simultaneously with an easy-to-use collaborating application. Among all the…

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    5 Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know About

    It is always important for educators to be ahead of the game. While it’s always a nice thing to learn from your students, it’s always best to be ahead of everyone else. This is why it is important to continue reading and researching, as, through these activities, you’re able to learn new information that may be useful in the future. The Chrome Apps You Can’t Afford to Miss Among the goals you have as an educator, one of your priorities should be staying up-to-date with the latest developments in the field of education technology. Why? Knowledge of what’s happening helps keep your work easy and makes you effective in your…

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    Google Chromebooks Will Soon Outnumber All Other Tech Devices Used In the Classroom

    On September 2015, it was reported that the number of Google Chromebooks used inside classrooms across America are increasing faster than ever. During a company event in San Francisco, the tech giant Google predicted that it will outnumber all other devices used by learners inside the classrooms by the end of 2015. Whether Google has been successful or not with its prediction remains to be confirmed as no official statements have yet been made. Google is Taking Over the Education Technology Market Despite this, figures from 2012 to 2014 show how Google has been triumphant in conquering the education technology market, an area that its huge competitor Apple used to…

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    AppSmashing in the K-12 Classroom

    AppSmashing is a practice that has been increasing in popularity wherein at least two applications are being combined for the purpose of enabling students to make, publish, and share their work. This pushes us to come up with innovations to enhance teaching and learning with the use technology in the classroom. This blog post will talk about AppSmashing in the K-12 classroom. AppSmashing Applied for the Product Reconstruction Activity Ed Charlwood leads the Design and Digital Learning Division of a school in Western London. He came up with the idea of organizing a Product Deconstruction Challenge for the students. This encourages students all over the world to gain knowledge about products…